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Statue of Sir Alex to be unveiled at Old Trafford

A 9ft bronze statue of Sir Alex Ferguson will be unveiled at Old Trafford today. Photo: AP

A tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson will be unveiled in the form of a statue at Old Trafford.

The bronze sculpture of Manchester United's boss will be revealed this afternoon at the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.

The statue was created by renowned sculptor Philip Jackson. It was commissioned to mark Ferguson's quarter of a century in charge of the club.

A statement from the club read: "It will be placed in a prominent position near the entrance to the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand – formerly the North Stand which was renamed in his honour last year.

"The club will also be unveiling new artwork and installations in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand concourses which will illustrate the manager's achievements throughout his United career."

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